Volume 76, Number 8 | July 12 - 18, 2006

Police Blotter

Subway death
An unidentified man killed himself on Monday morning July 10 on the tracks of the Number 6 train at the Astor Pl. station, police said.

The motorman of a southbound train hit the brakes when he saw a body lying across the tracks as he entered the station at 5:30 a.m. and stopped a few inches short of the body. Police said the victim looked up at the motorman, then laid his head on the third rail and was electrocuted.

Stabbed in Hudson Sq.
An argument in front of Don Hill’s, a music venue on Greenwich and Spring Sts., during the early hours of Mon. July 5, resulted in a melee among 20 men on the sidewalk and ended when they all dispersed after one man sustained three stab wounds, police said. The victim, Jason Greene, 20, of 995 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, was taken to St. Vincent’s hospital where he was said to be in stable condition after an operation for a collapsed lung.

DWI bust
An off-duty city Department of Correction officer, Tony Smith, 40, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Wed. July 5 on F.D.R. Dr. at E. Houston St. for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Bag gone
A Village resident dining at Felix restaurant at 390 W. Broadway at Grand St. at 8:30 p.m. Sun. July 9 discovered her bag was missing from the table when she returned from the washroom, police said. The designer bag and wallet, a BlackBerry, credit cards and a Texas driver’s licenses were stolen.

Squeegee arrest
Police charged Maurice Womack, 36, with felony assault of a police officer who was arresting him for blocking traffic at Thompson and Broome Sts. near the Holland Tunnel by cleaning car windows unsolicited during the evening rush on Thurs. July 6. Police said the officer received a sprained left thumb and right knee when Womack resisted arrest.

Soho cab break-in
A driver who parked his cab on W. Broadway between Prince and W. Houston Sts. on the afternoon of July 7 discovered that his wallet, cab registration, cell phone and credit cards had been stolen from the trunk when he returned later in the afternoon, police said.

Lost and found
A Department of Sanitation employee told police at the First Precinct on Saturday afternoon July 8 that his backpack with his wallet, badge, credit cards and $150 in cash had been taken from his truck parked at the depot on West and Spring Sts. The following day, he told police that the bag and all its contents had been returned to him. Police nevertheless advised him to cancel his credit cards.

Albert Amateau

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